Cosmetic treatments have today gone from being in the realm of science fiction a couple of decades back to reality today. Human engineering has transcended all borders both externally and internally. Take a look at the cosmetic procedures available today and you will wonder what is left for man to achieve. Even as early as a decade back, cosmetic surgery was considered to be the prerogative of the rich only with facelifts or breast lifts almost exclusively carried out on models, actresses or the high and the mighty.
Not anymore. Today cosmetic treatments are very affordable and much safer than what it was. And fast too. Mini facelift procedures are walk-in walk-out affairs completed during the lunch break. If this doesn’t make cosmetic treatments straight out of science fiction, what does? You leave for lunch in one form and come back with better looks. This is why, cosmetic procedures and treatments are so popular today – the almost non-existent downtime for most treatments.
A case in point is cosmetic treatments for the skin that halts age in its tracks and it is here that a microdermabrasion machine can work wonders for you. The procedure involves gently sanding your skin thereby removing the thick and uneven outer layer. Thus light scars, discoloration, stretch marks and sun damage are evened out, leaving your skin fresh and glowing. Apart from these advantages, this treatment also removes black heads and hyper-pigmentation and acne and exfoliates the skin. Such skin rejuvenation technique would have been considered straight out of science fiction not too long ago.
Another advancement made in the area of cosmetic treatment is fat removing liposuction. There is now a vast difference between the traditional procedure and the latest hi tech one. A comparison will prove this point.
Standard and conventional liposuction required an incision to be made in the areas being treated. A cannula attached to a vacuum device was gently inserted through the incision and moved back and forth to break up the fat cells before suctioning them away. It was carried out under general anesthesia, required overnight hospital stay with recovery period being several days.
The latest method of liposuction is totally non-invasive in nature. High frequency ultrasound is specifically targeted at fat cells which gently break them up without affecting other tissues. The procedure is done under local anesthesia, is completed in a couple of hours and the patient can resume normal duties in about two days. A method to shed fat so easily would have been unthinkable a few years back.
Another cosmetic treatment that has emerged from the shadows of the surreal to the world stage is permanent hair removal treatments. Gone are the days when razors, epilators and waxing were the accepted norm for hair removal. Now, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) machines emit energy that travels down the hair follicle to the roots and destroys the hair producing agent. A number of monthly sessions are enough to complete a permanent hair removal course and get lasting results.
All these and much more go a long way to prove that cosmetic treatments are no longer made of science fiction stuff.